Donna's Favorite Recipes



American Apple Pie

2 and 3/4 all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
2 or 3 Tbsp cold water

4 tart apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp butter
1 egg, beaten

Crust: Combine flour, shortening, salt and butter in a pastry blender until mixture resembles crumbs. Gradually stir in water alittle bit at a time to make a dough
Divide pastry in half. Form each into a flat round. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill

For filling, peel apples and cut into small wedges
Combine sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg

Roll out half of pastry. Fit into 9 inch pie pan
Place half the apples in the pan. Sprinkle with sigar. Top with remaining apples.
Sprinkle with walnuts and dot with butter

Roll out remaining pastry. Cut into strips to make a lattice top. Place on top of pie
Brush dough with the beaten egg

Bake at 375 for 40 to 50 minutes or until apples are soft and dough is lightly brown

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